from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • proper noun A cape north of Euboea, Greece.


from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

Ancient Greek Ἀρτεμίσιον


Help support Wordnik (and make this page ad-free) by adopting the word Artemisium.


  • Which men call Artemisium, till he saw Thermopylae

    Collected Poems

  • From the narrow frith begins the coast of Euboea, called Artemisium, and in it is a temple of Diana.

    The Great Events by Famous Historians, Volume 01

  • Which men call Artemisium, till he saw Thermopylae

    Ballad of Reading Gaol

  • The Grecian fleet, under the command of the Spartan Eurybiades, took up its station off that portion of the northern coast of Euboea which faces Magnesia and the entrance to the Thessalian gulf and which was called Artemisium, from a neighbouring temple of Artemis (Diana).

    A Smaller history of Greece From the earliest times to the Roman conquest

  • On the northern part of the island, near the town of Histiæa, the coast was called Artemisium, and here the fleet was mustered, to co-operate with the land forces, and oppose, in a narrow strait, the progress of the Persian fleet.

    Ancient States and Empires

  • The one on the north was, in ancient times, called Artemisium, and the one on the west, at its narrowest point, Euripus.

    Xerxes Makers of History

  • Although we are an inland city, we joined in the sea-fight off Artemisium; we were at your side when you fought in our land under Pausanias, and, whatever dangers the Hellenes underwent in those days, we took a share beyond our strength in all of them.

    The History of the Peloponnesian War

  • The treaty begins, at Lacedaemon in the Ephorate of Pleistolas, and on the twenty-seventh day of the month Artemisium, and at

    The History of the Peloponnesian War

  • I say rather, that the battle of Marathon was the beginning, and the battle of Plataea the completion, of the great deliverance, and that these battles by land made the Hellenes better; whereas the sea – fights of Salamis and Artemisium — for I may as well put them both together — made them no better, if I may say so without offence about the battles which helped to save us.


  • Although an inland people, we were present at the action at Artemisium; in the battle that took place in our territory we fought by the side of yourselves and Pausanias; and in all the other Hellenic exploits of the time we took a part quite out of proportion to our strength.

    The History of the Peloponnesian War


Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.